Vera L. Lawrence
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NEWARK: A funeral service for Vera L. Lawrence, 98, of Newark will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home with Pastors Mark Chow and Todd Frail officiating. Burial will follow at Wilson Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Lawrence passed away on April 29, 2013 at SharonBrooke. She was born on July 12, 1914 to the late Joseph and Effie Armetta (Whitcraft) Brashares in Enterprise, OH.
She is survived by her sons, Edward Joseph (Kathy) Lawrence of Mt. Vernon, OH, Stephen Thomas (Victoria) Lawrence of London, England and John Alan (Donna) Lawrence of Beijing, China; grandchildren, Thomas, Edward, Daniel, Matthew, Arney and Emily; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Joseph Lawrence, Merrick Clay Lawrence and Abbie Mae Lawrence.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lawrence; and three brothers.
Mrs. Lawrence worked for the Columbus Depot/Curtis Wright during WWII. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and past member of the Moundbuilders Country Club. She was a kindergarten -3rd grade teacher at Woodside and retired from Maholm Elementary. She was a graduate of Ohio University. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing the piano and cards. She was a Hummell and Antique collector.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Zerger Hall, 745 E. Main St., Newark, OH, 43055.
The family requests that all online guestbook condolences be signed at www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click obituaries/guestbook entry.
Published in the Advocate on May 1, 2013